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A New Leaf: Kale and Spinach Smoothies

April 12, 2013

Team gloss48 is trying to get a bit more green down our collective gullet.  We were just comparing vitamin-packed smoothie recipes and thought we would share.

kale smoothie

Kale Smoothie

Jodi’s blend is dairy-free and chock full o’ fresh veggies.  Throw the ingredients in a blender in the following order:

1/2 cup green grapes
1 orange peeled, halved, seeded
1/2 lemon, peeled, seeded
1/2 green apple, seeded
1 cup kale, spine removed
1 cup romaine lettuce (or other leafy green)
1 cup parsley leaves
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
2 cups ice cubes

Not surprisingly, my spinach smoothie of choice is (1) effortless and (2) full of stuff I always have on hand.  Easy peasy.

I use a stick blender for my smoothies (and margaritas).  We received it as a wedding gift and it sat, unopened, for about a year.  Now it is my favorite appliance!  It is super easy to use and clean!

Cuisinat Immersion Blender

Cuisinart Immersion Blender

I throw the following into a cup and blend away:

1/2 banana
2 handfuls of baby spinach
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 teaspoon of ginger (I’m sure fresh ginger is amazeballs, but mine comes straight out of a jar.)

Jill’s smoothie recipe is similar to mine, but she substitutes a scoop of banana nut protein powder in place of the banana.  She also does hundreds of burpees, a punishing workout, everyday.  I’m down with the green smoothies, but I’m not so sure about the burpees.

What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 31, 2013 9:45 pm

    I love veggies and making smoothies would enable me to eat more of them and have even more energy for those workouts! Thanks for sharing these amazing sounding smoothies.

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